By Jim Boyce | The success of sports bar Paddy O’Shea’s is largely due to the community spirit it creates, one constantly raised by co-owner Paul Rochon. An ability to show most any sport from most any country, a clientele that mirrors the United Nations and sponsorship of nearly a dozen local teams all play parts.
This Friday’s “sports night” is a stellar example. From 8 PM, eleven clubs will have tables in front of Paddy O’Shea’s where prospective members can get info. The clubs cover ice hockey, rugby, fencing, Gaelic football, cricket, darts and more.
“Even if you are not really a sports fan, all of Paddy’s teams are very friendly and organize a lot of social events,” states Rochon. Those events includes everything from Halloween parties and Christmas dinners to scavenger hunts and pub crawls.
And since these teams are sponsored by Paddy’s, becoming a member gets you a discount at the bar.
Want to get active? Head to Paddy O’Shea’s on Dongzhimen Wai Da Jie, across from the Australian Embassy. Directions and map here.